Latest 0.1.1
Homepage https://github.com/Lukas-Stuehrk/XMLHTTPRequest
License MIT
Platforms ios 7.0, requires ARC
Frameworks JavaScriptCore
Authors

In iOS 7, Apple introduced the possibility to [execute JavaScript via the JavaScriptCore JavaScript
engine] (http://nshipster.com/javascriptcore/). Unfortunately, JavaScriptCore is missing some
objects and functions a JavaScript environment of a browser would have. Especially the
XMLHttpRequest (see the [Mozilla documentation]
(https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/XMLHttpRequest) object needed for AJAX requests
is not provided by JavaScriptCore. This library implements this missing object, so it is possible to
use JavaScript libraries which were originally developed for in-browser use in your Objective-C
(or Swift) application without the need to use a hidden WebView.

Provided functions

This library tries to implement the full XMLHttpRequest specification. Currently not all
functionality is implemented yet. The current limitations are:

  • Synchronous calls are not supported.
  • The onload and onerror callbacks are currently not supported.
  • The upload callback is currently not supported.
  • The timeout property is currently not supported.

It is planned to support all functionality of the HTML5 specification at some point.

How to use it

Create a new instance of the XMLHTTPRequest class. Then call the extend: method and pass either
a JSContext instance or a JSValue instance. The given object will be extend with the
XMLHTTPRequest object.

#import <XMLHTTPRequest/XMLHTTPRequest.h>

...

JSContext *jsContext = [JSContext new];
XMLHttpRequest *xmlHttpRequest = [XMLHttpRequest new];
[xmlHttpRequest extend:jsContext];

The JavaScript context now has a XMLHTTPRequest object you can use like the object found in
browsers. Example (JavaScript):

request.open('GET', 'http://example.com');
request.setRequestHeader('Accept', 'text/html');
request.setRequestHeader('X-Foo', 'bar');
request.send();

More Stuff

If you are interested in more polyfills for missing browser functionality in JavaScriptCore, there is
a window timers implementation (setTimeout, setInterval, …) called [WindowTimers]
(https://github.com/Lukas-Stuehrk/WindowTimers).

Latest podspec

{
    "name": "XMLHTTPRequest",
    "version": "0.1.1",
    "summary": "An implementation of the JavaScript XMLHttpRequest object to extend JavaScriptCore.",
    "description": "In iOS 7, Apple introduced the possibility to [execute JavaScript via the JavaScriptCore JavaScriptnengine] (http://nshipster.com/javascriptcore/). Unfortunately, JavaScriptCore is missing somenobjects and functions a JavaScript environment of a browser would have. Especially then`XMLHTTPRequest` (see the [Mozilla documentation]n(https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/XMLHttpRequest) object needed for AJAX reqeuestsnis not provided by JavaScriptCore. This library implements this missing object, so it is possible tonuse JavaScript libraries which were originally developed for in-browser use in your Objective-Cn(or Swift) application without the need to use a hidden WebView.",
    "homepage": "https://github.com/Lukas-Stuehrk/XMLHTTPRequest",
    "license": "MIT",
    "authors": {
        "Lukas Stu00fchrk": "[email protected]"
    },
    "source": {
        "git": "https://github.com/Lukas-Stuehrk/XMLHTTPRequest.git",
        "tag": "0.1.1"
    },
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "7.0"
    },
    "requires_arc": true,
    "source_files": "XMLHTTPRequest/XMLHTTPRequest.*",
    "resource_bundles": {},
    "public_header_files": "XMLHTTPRequest/XMLHTTPRequest.h",
    "frameworks": "JavaScriptCore"
}

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